Clinton To Make Historic Trip to Myanmar Next Month | Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Myanmar next month in what will be the first visit by a U.S. official in her position in more than 50 years. President Obama announced the upcoming visit during a trip to Southeast Asia. Administration officials see Clinton’s visit as a sign of success for Obama’s efforts to move Myanmar’s former military rulers to improve human rights conditions. White House officials emphasized the Obama still has deep concerns about human rights conditions in Myanmar but Clinton’s visit will allow the administration to explore what further steps it can take to support political reforms. Obama told reporters, “After years of darkness we’ve seen flickers of progress in these last several weeks” and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi supports U.S. engagement with the Myanmar government.